Thursday, December 24, 2009

Extra Credit

Most people view the celebration of Christmas as a time honored tradition in America. In reality, the way Americans have celebrated this holiday has changed dramatically over the years. The secular symbols that have overtaken the religious aspects of Christmas have a varied, and often strange, history.

Write a 5 page, typed, 12 point, double-spaced report on Christmas in America. You can decide to do a general history or relate how certain symbols gained popularity (for example, Rudolph). This assignment is worth 300 points in social studies.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Weekly Schedule: December 14 – December 18

Finish your Presidential Glogster


1st Year

Monday:

Spelling: Consonant Digraphs NG and NK

Information Skills: Using Dictionaries and Books Posttest

Comprehension: Japan: Something Old, Something New; Part 1

Writing:

NEO: Sentence Writing: Level 1 - F_News (File 1)

Criterion: Feeling Happy (Due Dec. 18)

Social Studies:

Assignment: 48 - Almost Painless Guide to the US Constitution (Quiz)

Assignment Due: 46 - An American Nation Begins - 1789-1792

Tuesday:

Grammar: Commas with Introductory Words and Direct Address

Language Arts: Style, Structure, and Tone - 03 - Sentence Structure

Maps, Charts, and Graphs: Line Graphs

Social Studies:

Assignment: 51 - Almost Painless Guide to the Legislative Branch (Quiz)

Assignment Due: Almost Painless Guide to the US Constitution

Wednesday:

STAR Reading & Math

Information Skills: Using References Pretest

Writing:

NEO: Sentence Writing: Level 1 - G_More (File 2)

Social Studies:

Assignment: 49 - Almost Painless Guide to the Executive Branch (Quiz)

Assignment Due: Almost Painless Guide to the Legislative Branch

Thursday:

Grammar: Apostrophes: Contractions and Possessives

Language Arts: Style, Structure, and Tone - 04 - Sentences Don t Feed the Bears

Maps, Charts, and Graphs: Quiz on Lessons 8 through 11

Vocabulary: I’ll Pay You Back Later

Social Studies:

Assignment: 50 - Almost Painless Guide to the Judicial Branch (Quiz)

Assignment Due: Almost Painless Guide to the Executive Branch

Friday:

Writing Due: Feeling Happy

Health: Respect Yourself and Others, Too (Quiz)

2nd Year

Monday:

Spelling: Compound Words 1

Information Skills: Using Dictionaries and Books Posttest

Comprehension: Skill Lesson: Sequencing

Writing:

NEO: Character Sketch 1 - G_Dia (File 5)

Criterion: Desert Island (Due Dec. 18)

Social Studies:

Assignment: 47 - Religions of the World - Islam

Assignment Due: Religions of the World - Hinduism

Tuesday:

Grammar: Quiz on Lessons 6–7

Language Arts: Pronouns - 3 - Pronoun Cases

Maps, Charts, and Graphs: Line Graphs

Social Studies:

Assignment: 48 - Religions of the World – Judaism (Quiz)

Assignment Due: Religions of the World - Islam

Wednesday:

STAR Reading & Math

Information Skills: Using References Pretest

Vocabulary: The Perfect Gift

Writing:

NEO: Character Sketch 1 - H_Diades (File 6)

Social Studies:

Assignment: 49 - Religions of the World - A Comparison of Religious Thought

Assignment Due: Religions of the World – Judaism

Thursday:

Grammar: Quotation Marks around Titles

Language Arts: Pronouns - 4 - Relative and Interrogative Pronouns

Maps, Charts, and Graphs: Quiz on Lessons 8 through 11

Social Studies:

Assignment: Religion Timeline

Assignment Due: Religions of the World - A Comparison of Religious Thought

Friday:

Comprehension: Sybil Sounds the Alarm, Part 1

Writing Due: Desert Island

Health: Cliques: Who's In? Who's Out? (Quiz)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Weekly Schedule: December 7th – December 11th

1st Year

Monday:

Spelling: Schwa Sounds in Unstressed Syllables

Information Skills: Quiz on Lessons 7 through 9

Writing:

Criterion: Feeling Happy (Due Dec. 18)

Social Studies:

Assignment: Tora! Tora! Tora!

Tuesday:

Language Arts: Figurative Language - Polar Penguins

Maps, Charts, and Graphs: Circle Graphs

Comprehension: China: The Full Month Party

Social Studies:

Assignment: 45 - Revolutionary War - A Harvest of Victory (Quiz)

Assignment Due: The South Regained

Wednesday:

Grammar: Quiz on Lessons 3–5

Information Skills: Investigation: Investigating History

Writing:

NEO: Sentence Writing: Level 1 - E_Frag (File 4)

Social Studies:

Assignment: 46 - An American Nation Begins - 1789-1792 (Quiz)

Assignment Due: A Harvest of Victory

Thursday:

Language Arts: Powerful Paragraphs

Maps, Charts, and Graphs: Bar Graphs

Vocabulary: Neat as a Pin

Social Studies:

Assignment: 47 - America in a Changing World 1793-1799

Assignment Due: An American Nation Begins

Friday:

Health: When Friends Mean Trouble

2nd Year

Monday:

Spelling: Quiz on Lessons 8–10

Information Skills: Quiz on Lessons 7 through 9

Writing:

NEO: Character Sketch 1 - E_Set2 (File 8)

Criterion: Desert Island (Due Dec. 18)

Social Studies:

Assignment: Tora! Tora! Tora!

Tuesday:

Language Arts: Pronouns - 1 - What They Are and Why We Have Them

Maps, Charts, and Graphs: Circle Graphs

Comprehension: Skill Lesson: Author’s Purpose

Social Studies:

Assignment: 44 - Roots of Religion/Timeline

Assignment Due: Roman Timeline/Outline

Wednesday:

Grammar: Apostrophes: Contractions and Possessives

Information Skills: Investigation: Investigating History

Writing:

NEO: Character Sketch 1 - F_Setdes (File 5)

Social Studies:

Assignment: 45 - Religions of the World – Christianity (Quiz)

Assignment Due: Roots of Religion/Timeline

Thursday:

Language Arts: Pronouns - 2 - Personal Pronouns

Maps, Charts, and Graphs: Bar Graphs

Vocabulary: The Used-Clothing Store

Social Studies:

Assignment: 46 - Religions of the World - Hinduism

Assignment Due: Christianity

Friday:

Health: Cliques: Who's In? Who's Out?